Past & Present Giveaway + Weekly Wrap Up


We’ve had so much fun indulging in all things green and outdoors this week. Not just because we all enjoy gardening and trying to be a little bit more earth-friendly, but because the weather lately has made it so easy to appreciate the outdoors! This weekend we’re all heading outside again- and down to Philly!- to join in Amy’s DIY class at Terrain on Sunday. If you’re in the area, I hope you can sign up and join us- it’s going to be a fun afternoon outside in a beautiful space.

To celebrate the event, we’re giving away the project I created for Amy’s book, a beautiful mirror mosaic planter. In the book, the project is paired with the history of Venetian mirrors, and it was inspired by the way the Hall of Mirrors reflect the vast gardens of Versailles. It’s the perfect project for a spring weekend and it certainly spruces up an everyday succulent perfectly. Just leave a comment telling us what you’d plant in the container and we’ll send it off to one of you! xo, grace

Image above: From Past & Present. Photography by Ellen Silverman Photography, Prop Styling by Randi Brookman Harris

Below is a summary of this week’s highlights:

  1. mary says:

    I love the design. I’d plant all my pretty knitting needles!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I have a coffee plant with glossy, deep green leaves, and I’d put him in there because I think they’d look amazing together. (Not to mention the mirrors couldn’t hurt for getting him more light.) Now that I think of it, I bought him at the Gare de l’Est in Paris and I think my utilitarian German apartment is depressing him. Maybe a bit of Versailles would make him feel more at home.

    I’m trying to keep him happy because I’m told if I cater to him for the next five years or so, he might give me a single cup of coffee.

  3. Kelsie W says:

    I’ve been dying to plant lemon seeds indoors, but i don’t have a cute planter like this yet! I have a tall, twiggy succulent I could plant as back-up, because, I’ll be honest, I’ve killed many plants in my time. :(

  4. Nick says:

    I’d put an indoor jasmine plant – beautiful and smells insanely good.

  5. Anna says:

    I would plant one of those ferns whose leaves curl up when you touch it.

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